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Devon League cricket round-up from matchday six of the season: In East Devon, Sidmouth suffered more weather woe and Exmouth were beaten, but Budleigh and Honiton both netted big wins. This article is brought to you in partnership with East Devon Sport – click here for in-depth local coverage. Rain halts Sidmouth tie In the Tolchards Devon Cricket League, Sidmouth were unable to play to any sort of a finish for the fourth time over the first six weeks of the season when rain hit their game at Plymouth. Sidmouth had batted and opener Isaac Thomas top scored with a…

Ottery St Mary Football Club Under-15s celebrated a new kit sponsor and a return to action following lockdown with a 4-1 home win over Culm Sampford, writes Stephen Upsher. Before the game, Gary Yelland, of Artisan Roofing, generously presented Addy Carpenter’s side with a smart new playing kit. Carpenter gave starts up front to Freddie Clarke and Ollie Milton, but it was Culm Sampford who made the first impact on the game – rattling Ottery’s crossbar with an early strike on goal. The visitors’ glovesman was soon called into action making saves from Jake Johnson, Jack Carpenter and Seb Copp.…

Ottery St Mary Football Club’s Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South and West campaign could not really have gone any better to date. As the Otters kick their heels waiting for the end of lockdown two and the December 5 re-start of the season, they can reflect on their current table-topping status. The Washbrook Meadows outfit have played 11 games so far, winning ten and drawing one. To have completed a third of the league season unbeaten with ten wins from 11 outings is testament to the quality we have in the squad… No fewer than 14 different players have netted…

The national lockdown will mean a major headache for football league fixture compilers as well as our local clubs in East Devon. With no football being played below elite level between now and December 5 – at the earliest. It means that all six of the district’s clubs playing in either the Toolstation Western League , South West Peninsula League and the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League are facing severe fixture congestion over the second half of their respective campaigns. If we include Saturday, December 5 and take that as the first Saturday of the ‘re-start’ following lockdown two, then…

The first fixture of the Point-to-Point season was recently held at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary – which was live-streamed to the public because this year, coronavirus restrictions prompted a behind-closed-doors event. REPORT OF THE EAST DEVON POINT-TO-POINT AT OTTERY ST MARY WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR “Well, they are gone, and here I must remain”  From a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: 1772 – 1834: English poet who lived at Ottery St Mary. This famous resident had also gone long before Mr Oliver Carter opened the racecourse in 1979. In fact, most people had “gone” as the new British point-to-point…

Ottery St Mary Football Club left it late to secure a tenth win in 11 Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South and West matches. They defeated hosts Roselands 2-1 on an artificial surface in South Devon. Ottery, who went into the game having not conceded a goal in more than seven hours of action, made a good start and controlled much of the first-half. They deservedly netted on ten minutes when Jordan Burrows climbed highest in a crowded area to head home a Danny Pym corner. The Otters continued to open up the home side throughout the first-half, but they…

There were mixed fortunes for East Devon football clubs in the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League matches played on the final Saturday of October. In the South and West Division, Ottery St Mary continue to power away at the top of the table and they made it ten wins in 11 unbeaten matches since the first whistle of this league season. The Otters won 2-1 at Roselands. The victory means Ottery sit six points clear at the top of the table with second-placed Okehampton – who won 4-0 at Plymstock United. In the North and East Division, Budleigh Salterton shared…

The first fixture of the point-to-point season is to be held at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary, this coming Saturday, October 24, writes Donna Harris. It is thanks to a herculean effort from Devon and Cornwall Point-to-Point chairman Frank Yeo and secretary Gordon Chambers in combination with the Point-to-Point Authority and the fantastic efforts of the East Devon team. Following the disappointment of the early abandonment of racing in March due to Covid-19 pandemic, a huge thanks must go to the Totnes and Bridgetown Racing Co Ltd for their generous sponsorship to help fund the three fixtures scheduled to take…

Ottery St Mary Football Club sit seven points clear at atop the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South and West league after a 5-0 success at South Devon-based outfit Lakeside. What’s more, a fourth successive clean sheet means that the Otters have now played seven hours and 13 minutes since they last conceded a goal. Matt Webb scored a hat-trick in the victory. Ottery goalkeeper Jacob O’Callaghan last picked the ball out of the back of the net in the 13th minute of the teams September 26 home game against the Plymouth Argyle FITC Development XI. This latest success was…

Feniton Football Club enjoyed a superb first Saturday of October with wins for both senior teams in their respective league games. The first team were 5-0 winners over Whipton and Pinhoe in a home Joma Devon and Exeter Football League Premier Division game. There was a special presentation made before the game with Oscar Walsh presented with his county cap by Devon FA’s Dudley Frood. The award was made to the youngster in recognition of his 15 appearances for the Devon U18s team. Walsh certainly marked the occasion in style as he went on to net two of the Fenny…

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